Franklin Michota, Jr., MD


Franklin Michota, Jr., MD

Appointed: 1997

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Franklin Michota, Jr., MD
Department: Hospital Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M2 Anx
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Franklin Michota, Jr., MD
Department: Hospital Medicine
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code M2 Anx
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Franklin Michota, Jr., MD, is Director of Academic Affairs in the Department of Hospital Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Michota was the Section Head of Hospital Medicine in the Department of General Internal Medicine for eleven years. He was a Charter Member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and has served on both the national Education and Research Committees. He was instrumental in helping develop the Hospitalist Core-Competencies position paper. He has directed and co-directed multiple symposia and continuing medical education (CME) courses, including the annual Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Internal Medicine and Perioperative Summit.

Dr. Michota is a former Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine as well as Director of the Cleveland Clinic Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Michota has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and book chapters, and has given over 500 CME presentations across the United States, on the topics of venous thromboembolism, congestive heart failure, preoperative evaluation and perioperative care.

Professional Highlights

  • Founded the Hospital Medicine Program at Cleveland Clinic in 1997
  • Charter Member, Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Appeared on Larry King Live, the Today Show, and the Jayne Pauly Show to raise awareness regarding deep-vein thrombosis
  • Helped create the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and established March as DVT awareness month

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Molecular Genetics
Columbus, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

inpatient and perioperative medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Who’s Who Honors in Healthcare,  2000-Present
  • Cleveland’s Top Doctors, Cleveland magazine, 2004-Present
  • Northern Ohio’s Top Docs, Northern Ohio Live magazine, 2004-Present
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians, 2008-Present
  • Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine, 2009-Present


  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • Hospital Quality Foundation

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/7/2014, Dr. Michota, Jr. has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Michota, Jr. receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English